I am a little late to the game, but Chuck has a great post about obsolesence:
As 2008 draws to a close, we turn our thoughts to the prestigious “8-Track of the Year” awards. For those too young to remember, 8-track tapes were all the rage back in the 1970s. A big, clunky endless loop tape was the hottest technology available. You could actually play them in your car! Imagine, music in your car…boggles the mind. Anyway, 8-tracks are now the dinosaur of the digital age, which brings me back to our topic at hand: The 2008 8-Track Awards!Here’s how this works: Nominate the church idea, practice, or product that is now completely obsolete. Totally useless. Nobody goes there anymore, kind-of-thing. Example: the weekly church bulletin service — you got a different blank bulletin with appropriate full-color art work on the front. Ideal for running through your “ditto” machine (remember?). Okay, now it’s your turn. The idea is to chronicle the changing church and how yesterday’s ideas are so, well, yesterday. Have fun, play nice, and get your nominations in today!